Some contractors are using the systems to keep track of their fleet vehicles and employees during the work day. Employers use the technology to improve efficiency, save money and even catch employee negligence.
The $30 million Concrete Pavement Technology Program, funded by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, seeks to improve concrete pavement technology and to advance construction methods. More than 30 projects exist under the CPTP umbrella and each is designed to yield one or more new products to be used in concrete pavement engineering practice. The Innovative Pavement Research Foundation has completed substantial work on a number of projects.
There will be some ups and some downs for the construction industry in the fourth quarter of 2003, according to FMI's Construction Outlook: Third Quarter 2003 Report. While nonresidential construction is expected to slow by the end of this year, it is expected to pick up again in 2004. Commercial construction, which rose 4% in the second quarter of 2003, is predicted to rise 12% through 2004, according to Reed Business Information economist Jim Haughey.
About 26% of the Connecticut city's office space is currently open, making some speculate that a deal to build two buildings, encompassing 650,000 square feet of office space, would not proceed without a major tenant. The liquor giant currently has offices in Stamford, Conn. and White Plains, N.Y.